Author: BM Web Design Created: 8/2/2010 5:23 PM
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 I just recently came across this error on one of my servers... "ascx is ambiguous in the namespace ASP"

"apparently this is a known bug in the asp.net 2.0 compiler. It is fixed by adding "batch=false" into the compilation tag in web.config.
It occurs when porting websites with ascx controls from asp.net 1.1 to asp.net 2.0.
The problem happens at run time NOT on the development machine becuase it is caused by the runtime compilation.
This problem is expected if the custom control is named the same as an aspcontrol, e.g. GridView. BUt it happens with controls with, well, custom names. "

I hope this helps someone...

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Sounds like something out of our 10th grade history books, right? The “Battle @ the Lake” started in 2004. The “Battle @ the Lake” idea came from a long line of outdoor tournaments that have been going on across the US for years. Take a peek! Web Design

The site migration for Rockwell Signs and Murals is complete. The site design was completely duplicated but the task presented was for added features/functionality to existing code. I added a visually stunning image gallery with intense admin capabilities for the site owner. The image gallery contains numerous features for usability as well along with a few other enhancements. Web Design

Error:
I was getting this error when validating email addresses from forms...

"Value cannot be null. Parameter name: pattern"

Solution:
Try dirtying Admin > User Accounts > User Settings > Email Address Validation by entering a random character (say X) and clicking Update, then remove the X and updating. This resolved the problem for me...

 

Oh and here is the validation string for emails:
\b[a-zA-Z0-9._%\-+']+@[a-zA-Z0-9.\-]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,4}\b

Business Card Graphics Design I always come up with great ideas for graphics design.  Sometimes its a bit overboard and I have to scale it back a bit.  This time I came up with an idea for the ladies of Jael to put a holographic image behind the main content of a business card.  Sweet!  If only I could get the right mix of style and presentation. The card originally contained many more elements that I dropped off for the sake of presentation.  The final product is what you see here.  I've exaggerated the hologram for all monitors to be able to pick it up. Brilliant! ...

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Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on the flyer promoting Mary Carter Basketball League annual New Years tournament. I feel cold just looking at it.  Notice the subtle design inside the design.  The basketball court on ice... the glowing basketball in the sky representing the sun.  I had fun with this design. Graphics Design

He shoots! He scores! The website for Mary Carter Basketball League was completed to perfection. A perfect blend of professionalism with a small splash of color. This was a site redesign where the website owner's main goal was to have a more professional website. What was given to him was a much better site, improved navigation, and increased functionality. Web Design

Ad Graphics Design Ad design for Acai Berry Optimum is complete. This design contains many layers and elements and uses a deep purple backdrop to give it that true berry feel.

New logo design for Just Potent. Specs were to have the letters J and P and to encorporate a leaf someway. We came up with a few different color combinations, here you see the green.

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